EFSA explains risk assessment: nitrites and nitrates added to food

In June 2017 EFSA published two scientific opinions on its re-evaluation of nitrites and nitrates added to food. This summary explains why nitrites and nitrates are present in food, and what EFSA’s experts concluded on their safety.

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Author
EFSA
ISBN number
978-92-9499-007-5
Catalogue number
TM-04-17-528-EN-N
Published
15 June 2017